Have you sustained injuries related to the implantation of the Eon or the Eon Mini IPG? The devices, which were recalled by St. Jude Medical, have been shown to have a faulty battery that could potentially lead to failure, overheating, and patient injury.
The medical device lawyers of the Stampfle Law Firm are currently accepting clients who have been injured by the EON or the EON Mini. Our attorneys are researching the latest developments with input from those most affected by the situation, and if you’ve been negatively impacted by the EON, we’d like to hear from you.
The Eon Implantable Pulse Generator was developed as a means to treat pain related to some types of severe neurologic disorders. When implanted into the human body, the IPG is capable of sending an electrical pulse that prompts the production of natural endorphins that can ease pain.
Unfortunately, it wasn’t long before potential safety issues came to light. It is now widely believed that third party tools used during production were incapable of ensuring the safety of the battery, leading cracks to develop in the weld of the device. When the recall took place in May 2011, St. Jude reported that moisture entering the device’s battery was what led to the formation of the cracks.
No matter the diagnosis, the effect on patients remained the same: a potential failure followed by injury. When the internal cracks that can form in the Eon and the Eon Mini IPG increase to a sufficient degree, the product can fail, despite the extended lifespan originally purported by St. Jude.
In addition to the recurrence of pain that the Eon was meant to correct, the subsequent overheating that might occur upon failure of the device can lead to a host of medical complications on its own. Those side effects could include:
Nearly 35,000 people were implanted with the Eon Mini or the Eon IPG. 214 of those persons had reported some type of adversity in association with the device when the recall was issued. But seeing as how that recall was announced more than two years ago, our concern is that many more individuals have also experienced a device failure.
If you’ve been implanted with the Eon or the Eon Mini IPG only to have the device fail, the Stampfle Law Firm would like to hear from you. Call us or fill out the form on this page so that you can take advantage of a free consultation with a member of our staff. Our team of product liability lawyers can help you figure out what the next step will be and if you qualify to file a claim.